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Poster: ganges Date: Jun 21, 2007 10:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Is there a "best JGB show"?

There have been many threads about the best GD show of all time..., top 5, top 10 etc.

Do yo think there is a show of the JGB, which people rate as 8-27-72 or 5-8-77 (or 10-29-77!), or others of course, but these are 3 of them that appear again and again.

An outstanding show, or maybe a run like may 77 for the Dead?

Would anybody tell me about a personal Top 3?

I'm not as knowledgable as others here, I just would suggest the following as being among the top shows of Jerry's band for me:

03-18-78
08-11-84
11-26-88
04-30-92
04-18-93

Thank you!

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jun 22, 2007 4:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

Ganges,

I would think that 3-8-80 and 6-16-82 are 2 shows that pop up on many lists. I'm not too familiar with shows earlier than 1979 so I'll throw these shows out as post 1978 most outstanding shows.

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Poster: Jeff Gannon Date: Jun 22, 2007 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

mine would include
3/6/76
11/23/77
3/8/80
2/15/81
6/16/82

prolly my top 5 right there

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Poster: DanInTanzania Date: Jun 22, 2007 12:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

Can we include Legion of Mary or JG + Merle Saunders? If so, my favorite, by far is:

JG & Merle Saunders
2-9-1974
Rheem Theater, Moraga, CA

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jun 22, 2007 1:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

the best one I saw was in 1970 or '71, JG at the Harding Theatre on Divis. St., with Tom Fogerty (John's brother.)

Before they went on, the lights went on, and sitting 3 rows behind me was Jerry. No, really.

honorable mention - the one circa 1982 at the Stone on Broadway, when for 30 seconds Jerry started playing what sounded like riffs from Born Cross-Eyed in the middle of a long solo.

I heard that!

Saw about 4 JGB shows with Merle Saunders because my buddy Jesse Block was video taping them for Merle or someone.

Oh wait, the best was March 17th, 1987 - at the Fillmore - when Cipollina played in 3 seperate bands.

Zero was great.

Jerry was joined by my old gal pal Naomi Ruth Eisenberg.

It was really Cip's night to howl.

Somewhere Jesse has a video of the whole gig but it's never been released, I'm still asking him to just show it to me!



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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 22, 2007 11:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

Nice photo...I can smell the dittos now....is there math test?

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Poster: Fishead Date: Jun 22, 2007 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

12-21-79 is a sick show ..
17 min pos 4th street...

http://www.thejerrysite.com/Performance.do?action=previous&id=602

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Poster: ganges Date: Jun 22, 2007 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

I agree, best Positively 4th I have, also Harder They Come is fantastic in that show. Another great, shorter, Positively 4th ST. is on 3-4-95, it's a favourite song of mine!

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Poster: mid-maine Date: Jun 22, 2007 6:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Is there a 'best JGB show'?

several good ones have been mentioned. but then there's always 7-8-76 (if you can track it down). hands down, this features my favorite versions of after midnight, who was john?, knockin' and don't let go. wow. it's a transcendent set. the one weak link would be the stir it up, but hey, overall it's a smoker.

yeah, that 3-8-80 is great with the elanor rigby jam. still . . .

other honorable mentions include the warner in '78, capitol theater 3-30-80 and believe it or not, 11-9-91 with hornsby.

of course, there's all that great work with saunders, but that's technically NOT jgb.